Sons: Mississippi needs to execute two for 1990 killings

Brothers Dean, left and Scott Parker, call for final justice in the handling of their family's 1990 murder case at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Anthony Carr and Robert Simon Jr., were convicted in the 1990 slayings of father Carl and stepmother Bobbie Jo Parker, their 12-year-old son Gregory and 9-year-old daughter Charlotte at their home in Quitman County near Clarksdale, Miss. The Parker brothers want the death penalty sentences to be either carried out or to have the two men convicted of their murders to be locked away for life. Sparsely populated Quitman County had to raise taxes three consecutive years to pay for the defense of Carr and Simon who both still await execution. Photo Credit: Rogelio V. Solis, AP Photo

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Two men from north Mississippi say that more than 26 years after their father, stepmother and younger half-siblings were killed, it’s time for the state to execute the men convicted of the crime.

Dean Parker and Scott Parker of Batesville said Monday they’re upset that the Mississippi Supreme Court recently told a circuit judge to review an intellectual-disability claim by Anthony Carr, one of the two men convicted in the 1990 slayings.

Carl and Bobbie Jo Parker, their 12-year-old son Gregory and 9-year-old daughter Charlotte were killed in their home in rural Quitman County.

The sparsely populated county had to raise taxes three consecutive years to pay for the defense of Carr and Robert Simon Jr.

Scott Parker, who’s 51, says the appeals process has dragged on too long.

 

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